Kendall makes US News list of top schools

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2013 at 12:00 am

KENDALL – A list of the top high schools in the country includes Kendall Junior-Senior High School.

US News and World Report on Thursday published a ranking of the 21,000 high schools in the country, and Kendall placed 1,537th, which puts the school in the top 7 percent of the country.

Kendall also ranked 134th out of 1,149 schools in New York. Kendall earned a “Silver Medal” status from the magazine, the only school in Orleans County to attain that standard.

The rankings are based on student performance on ELA and math state assessments, including scores of general education students and students with disabilities. The publication also factors in preparation for students on college-based Advanced Placement tests.

“This honor respects the hard work and commitment by the entire staff and community of Kendall,” said Julie Christensen, Kendall Central School superintendent.

Kendall attained a 23.6 with the College Readiness Index, a 3.4 for math proficiency, and 3.5 for English proficiency.

Other local school results include:

Albion – 17.6 CRI, 3.3 math proficiency, and 3.2 English proficiency.

Holley – N/A CRI, 3.0 math proficiency, and 3.1 English proficiency.

Lyndonville – N/A CRI, 3.2 math proficiency, and 3.3 English proficiency.

Medina – 16.4 CRI, 3.2 math proficiency, and 3.2 English proficiency.

New York schools rated high in the report, with the second most gold-medal schools, behind California. In the Rochester region, Pittsford Sutherland HS in Pittsford was the top-ranked school, number 10 overall in the state.

To see the report, visit